There are a lot of people out there these days trying to find their passion. There are a lot of people sharing lots of ideas about how to find your passion, including me. I talk a lot about passion and purpose because I think without those two things, you are just surviving, not thriving. Without passion and purpose, you are just getting through life, living for the weekend or vacations, and that’s no way to live. So, if everyone is looking for their passion and there are tons of people telling you how to find your passion, why haven’t we all found it by now? Why is it so hard to find your passion?
We all have that inner critic who loves to point out all our flaws and mistakes, don't we? And what makes it even worse, it’s usually like an app on our phone or computer running in the background. Most of the time, we don’t even realize we’re doing it! It’s like a bully on the playground who knows how to not get caught. Even though it happens under the radar, negative self-talk can have a tremendous effect on our lives. It can keep us from showing up in the world as our authentic selves and it can radically diminish our confidence so we won't step out and do what we really want.
We all have buttons and certain people in our lives that can push them, don’t we? What is a button anyway? One thing I have discovered is that the buttons are there first and usually originate from something unrelated to the event that triggers them. When you learn what your buttons are and where they came from, then you can learn how to disconnect them. This empowers you to be the master of yourself and be in control of your emotions and thoughts. You feel like you are back in the driver’s seat of your life and it brings incredible peace.